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Like many men, I am a lazy, good-for-nothing, selfish, forgetful, patronising, sex-obsessed bastard who drinks too much. Or so my wife points out. It's strange that I have ended up like this. I tried not to. I really did.

Banker in sex-bias case denies she was 'pampered princess'

A senior banker suing Merrill Lynch in a multimillion-pound sex discrimination case denied yesterday that she was "a pampered princess".

My Name is Legion by A N Wilson

A descent into tabloid hell

Reginald D Hunter: White Woman,

A century of unparalleled advance for feminism

`There is still too much at stake for women around the world to think that feminism will die now'

New mother who rejected 12-hour shifts was `sacked'

AN AMERICAN multinational was accused yesterday of dismissing a new mother for refusing to work 12-hour shifts.

City boss accused of sex bias

THE CHAIRMAN of a City law firm which acts for some of Britain's top sports stars has been accused of sexual discrimination by three women in one year, it emerged yesterday.

Books: Two legs good, three legs bad?

Sacred Cows: Is Feminism Relevant to the New Millennium?

What feminism offers men

STOP PRESS! Feminists recant! Few things can be more delightful, in the eyes of the right-wing press, than an erstwhile feminist who has now decided that the time for liberation is over, and the time for backlash has begun. There is Fay Weldon, who still gets trotted out as a feminist even though she has been known to say: "Men are the new victims now." There is Maggie Gee, who is probably still a feminist, but who gave a long interview last week to mourn the fact that "female sexism has been legitimated", which was headlined "Has a feminist turned?" And now there is Rosalind Coward, who is publishing a book next week called Sacred Cows, in which she explains how she became "disenchanted with the idea of being a feminist".

Hostess duties `were sex discrimination'

A MANAGER'S secretary said she was rostered to act as a hostess during company meetings and serve coffee and sandwiches, while her male colleagues were not.

Irvine 'biased against women'

THE LORD Chancellor faces further "jobs-for-the-boys" allegations today as a second claim of sex discrimination comes before an industrial tribunal.
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